4.3.17

Thwarting Cities in a Trump Era

“As opposed to the state having to take multiple rifle-shot approaches at overriding local regulations, I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to preempt local regulations, is a superior approach”

“When states keep cities from thriving, they’re only hurting themselves.”

CityLab from The Atlantic provides an update on the battle between Cities wanting to pass local solutions and States looking to attack their rights of home rule and local control.

The article, which mentions the efforts of CDLS to push back against the spread of preemption, also highlights how cities could be under attack from increased preemption at the Federal-level.

Read the full article, here.